Today is the beginning of Extreme Sailing Series 2013 but Thursday and Friday are the most exciting days for families. It’s being held at The Wave, Muscat with the public village open from 11am-6pm and the racing from 2 to 5pm. This should be quite the event with something for everyone in the family. Thanks to Maria from Oman Sail for the invite and info and another big thanks to Stacey from RedBull for the invite and VIP pass! I’m a little nervous as I’m supposed to be racing with one of the teams on Thursday! BTW, if you send an SMS to 90455, you can win a chance to sail with one of the Omani teams while they race! (The draw will occur sometime today – March 6th.)
Here’s a short vid titled “Support your Extreme Champions” from Oman Sail’s youtube channel about this event: This is a pic from Oman Sail’s facebook page of the newest Omani team, “Team Duqm Oman“.
To view this information and more (including map with directions), click on this link (provided by Oman Sail!) for the program flyer: ESS Program_Flyer
Don’t miss out on all the fun at the Wave!
Update: Wednesday afternoon racing is now over. Here are the team standings after race 13:
- Red Bull Sailing Team – 105 points
- The Wave, Muscat – 105 points
- Alinghi – 96 points
- Team Duqm Oman – 83 points
- Team Korea – 73 points
- GAC Pindar – 73 points
- Realteam – 69 points
- SAP Extreme Sailing Team – 69 points
For any extreme sailing enthusiasts out there, you can watch the entire racing event from Wednesday, March 6th here from the Extreme Sailing Series youtube page (actually starts 50 secs into video):